A small town set against the cultural and educational opportunities of a flagship university, Athens is a wonderful place to call home, whether you are a student, a retiree or a young professional looking to purchase your first family home. As the site of the University of Georgia, the state’s largest and oldest university, buyers who purchase homes for sale in Athens get a front-row seat to UGA’s storied, collegiate sports culture and performing arts activities that take place all year long.
Located just an hour away from metro Atlanta, homes for sale in Athens are as varied as the city’s cultural opportunities, with options ranging from game-day condos and historic lofts in downtown, to new construction communities and Antebellum homes in one of the city’s 15 neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The birthplace of indie bands like R.E.M., the B-52s, Widespread Panic and Of Montreal, Rolling Stone recently named Athens the “No. 1 College Music Scene in America.” Live music can always be found at institutions like The Georgia Theatre, the Morton Theater, 40 Watt Club and the Classic Center. The city is also home to a first-rate restaurant scene, with popular restaurants like Last Resort Grill, The National, Clocked, 5&10 and The Grit. Late-night institutions include The Grill and bars like Trappeze Pub, The Globe, Little Kings and Copper Creek.
When it comes to scenic beauty, the University’s classical architecture is set among lush green quads and rolling hills lined with over 400 mature trees. Residents who purchase homes for sale in Athens also have access to the scenic Sandy Creek Nature Center, Bear Hollow Zoo and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, which features wooded paths, manicured gardens and a stunning conservatory.
Known as the “Classic City of the South,” Athens hosts numerous downtown festivals each year, including the popular AthFest and the Athens Twilight Criterium bike race. While the University is the top employer in the city, buyers who take advantage of Athens real estate also have access to employers like ConAgra, Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Reliance Electric Co., and a growing number of technology and bioscience startups.
Listings identified with the FMLS IDX logo come from FMLS, are held by brokerage firms other than the owner of this website and the listing brokerage is identified in any listing details. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. © 2018 First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Last updated: 1/19/2018
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of Georgia MLS real estate. Listings held by other brokerage firms are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Copyright 2018 Georgia MLS. All righst reserved.